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Cubs 8, Giants 5 (8/25/15)

OSS: Cubs make a laugher of it early, and a nailbiter of it late. Three Up 1. Jake Arrieta had a perfecto through 3, and ended the day allowing no earned runs (1 unearned on his own error, though), striking out 8 over 6 innings and allowing a single walk. Much like Rizzo deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th in MVP voting, Arrieta deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th in Cy Young voting...
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Jake Arrieta Should Be in the Cy Young Conversation

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jake Arrieta has been his teams most consistent pitcher this season (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)   Jake Arrieta is the number two man in the Chicago Cubs starting pitching rotation and with good reason…. Not only is he the most consistent starter on the team, he’s also one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this year. Arrieta is one of the main reasons why...
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Cubs @ Giants: Arrieta vs. Cain (Game 124 Thread)

CHC (72-51): RHP Jake Arrieta (15-6, 2.30) SF (66-58): RHP Matt Cain (2-3, 5.66) First pitch: 9:15pmCT Arrieta won his fourth straight game on Thursday (6 IP, 0 ER) against the Braves, making him 4-0 with a 0.66 ERA in August, including his win against the Giants (7.2 IP, 0 ER). Improving on his July (4-1, 1.90) would seem to be a tall task, but he’s on pace to do it. Arrieta...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jake Arrieta Experiment

There was a game on Thursday night where the Chicago Cubs decided that they were, in fact, good at baseball.  Jake Arrieta was the pitcher and it appears that not only did the Atlanta Braves take notice, so did MLB: How about the fact that @JArrieta34 just keeps on DEALING? #LightsOut — MLB (@MLB) August 21, 2015 Here are some...
Via World Series Dreaming
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Cubs: Foltynewicz vs. Arrieta (Game 119 Thread)

ATL (53-67): RHP Mike Foltynewicz (4-4, 5.61)CHC (67-51): RHP Jake Arrieta (14-6, 2.39) First pitch: 7:05pmCT Markakis* rf Maybin cfFreeman* 1b Pierzynski* cGarcia 3b Peterson* 2b Simmons ssBourn* lf Foltynewicz p   Fowler# cf Schwarber* lf Coghlan* 2b Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Montero* c Soler rf Arrieta p Russell ss   Mercifully, Arrieta is pitching today--to put an end to this...
Via Cub Reporter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cubs should not start Jon Lester in a wild card game

Here is a modest proposal for Cubs manager Joe Maddon: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER CAN YOU START JON LESTER OVER JAKE ARRIETA IN A WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME. That’s as modestly as I can get the point across, at any rate, though some non-caps lock talking points would probably allow my plea to be taken more seriously, particularly given the odds that this post is seen as an...
Via Rumors and Rants
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Go ahead, call Arrieta an ace, and why not a Cy Young candidate, too?

Jake Arrieta didn't make the All-Star team. That doesn't mean he can't win the Cy Young Award. That's how good the Chicago Cubs' right-hander has been, a major reason why the club is soaring toward a playoff berth. For a pitcher who more or less toiled his first three seasons in the big leagues, suddenly Arrieta is a top-of-the-rotation starter who is commanding more respect each...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 15

This baseball weekend gets underway with a good Windy City duel and a few other matchups that are definitely worth your time. Check ’em out: Jake Arrieta (CHC) vs. Jose Quintana (CWS) 7:10 p.m. ET Two of the more underrated pitchers in the game face off in this one, as Arrieta—he of the 2.38 ERA—takes on Quintana, who is probably the third-most popular lefty on his own...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta in a one-game playoff?

I’ve read several articles on this issue, and I’ve gone back and forth about the starting pitcher I would take in a one-game playoff. Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester: Who’s pitching in a one-game playoff? Of course, the notion is that the Cubs will win one of the NL Wildcard spots and will be face another team in a one-game playoff. If that were to happen – which seems likely...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Arrieta win 20?

I think I counted right.There are 55 games left, which is 11 starts.If he gets 8 more wins, Jake Arrieta could be the first Cub 20-game winner since Jon Lieber in 2008. That year, Lieber had 11 wins before the All-Star break, 9 after.Arrieta had 10 before.So the odds are, you know, not great.But not impossible at all.WHAT'S IMPOSSIBLE IS TO IMAGINE that the Cubs got Jake Arrieta...
Via Cub Reporter
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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